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Preseason Team Conditioning Workout #2

Here is the second preseason or at-practice team conditioning workout that coaches can safely implement with their athletes.

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Preseason Team Conditioning Workout

In this week’s video, I demonstrate a team conditioning workout that coaches can add to tryouts and practices during the preseason. These exercises are space efficient and easy for coaches or parents to instruct.

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Medicine Ball Exercises for Athletes

This week I’m posting a collection of medicine ball exercises that can be used to improve core strength and rotational power for any athlete. You will see a distinct progression from stability toward power emphasis, which I recommend you follow if you are trying these on your own or installing them with your athletes. You …

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10 Upper Body Exercises for Softball Players

This week I’ve put together a catalog of ten upper body exercises from our YouTube page. From my experience, upper body strength training is too often overlooked or avoided in fear of injury or “getting to stiff and bulky”. The reality is strength training is critical to improve the physical integrity and durability of muscles, tendons and ligaments.

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Core Exercises for Hitting and Pitching (and why you still drag your back foot)

In this week’s video I show you three core exercises to improve hitting and pitching that you can perform almost anywhere as long as you have an exercise band. The exercises in this video are designed to improve rotational power for swinging AND pitching. In the video I demonstrate how the ability to rotate might be THE critical capacity for pitchers who want to achieve maximal velocity and command.

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Preseason Speed, Strength and Conditioning Program

In this week’s post and video, I lay out a preseason fitness program for athletes who need to get in shape FAST for the upcoming season. If you haven’t made it to the gym much this off season, or you’ve been playing another sport, you still have time to get in shape for the spring.

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Another Exercise to Become More Explosive

In this week’s video I introduce a lower body strength training exercise that every athlete and trainer should be incorporating into their program. In the video, I explain the reasons you should be including it, as well as demonstrate alternatives and progressions for every level of athlete.

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Advanced Exercises to Improve Speed and Pitching Velocity

In this week’s video, I demonstrate three exercises to improve speed and pitching velocity. These exercises are alternatives to “traditional” speed training exercises like the Olympic lifts, plyometrics and track drills and don’t require much space or equipment.

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3 Tests and What They Say About Your Softball Ability

This week, I’m giving you some insight into the “corrective” side of strength training for softball players. In this video, I demonstrate three exercise-tests that you can perform to determine if there are underlying physical issues holding back your skill development or performance on the field.

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A Day in the Life of a College Softball Player

Now that most college-bound athletes will be leaving for school this week or next, I thought it was an appropriate time to give some insight into the daily responsibilities and experience of a college student athlete. It’s important for athletes and families to realize that the School:Softball:Social ratio differs at each division, each conference, and most likely at each school. Here are some first-hand accounts of a day in the life of a college softball player.

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